Category: General Dentistry

Can Running Cause Dental Pain?

If you’re a runner, you may be used to pushing yourself through discomfort to reach your running goals, and discomfort in the teeth or jaw is no exception. If you’re wondering “Can running cause dental pain?” You’re not alone. Dental discomfort when running can be a common problem, but we all perform better when we… Read more »

Natural Sources of Fluoride

Natural Sources of Fluoride

Dentists talk a lot about fluoride, and for good reason! Fluoride is a mineral that has been shown to strengthen teeth, prevent cavities and reduce sensitivity. Fluoride is added into many city water supplies for this very reason. It’s also added to toothpastes, mouthwashes and floss. But did you know that fluoride also naturally occurs… Read more »

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can happen suddenly or it may set in slowly. Either way, it can be a very uncomfortable sensation. What causes sensitive teeth? Many things can lead to increased sensitivity. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do that may help provide relief. Let’s talk about what may be causing… Read more »

Worried About Your Smile? Drinking More Water May Help

Poor daily choices can make it difficult for you to avoid problems with dental discoloration and tooth decay, even if you are consistent with your oral hygiene habits. Even a great brushing and flossing routine can be undermined by an unhealthy diet, as well as by problems with dehydration. You may be surprised at how… Read more »

Can Changes In Your Habits Help You Protect Your Smile?

Are you starting to worry that your current approach to oral care is not doing enough to help you avoid restorative dental work? While reconsidering your approach to oral hygiene can be beneficial, there are other changes that may be important if you want to give your smile more protection. Dropping certain harmful habits, or… Read more »

Problems With Your Nightly Rest May Affect Your Smile

Are you sleeping peacefully, or do you often find yourself lying awake at night struggling to rest? When a person develops a problem with their sleep routine, they can struggle with emotional and physical issues. In addition to being tired, irritable, and unfocused, you may have a harder time keeping up with regular tasks. Because… Read more »

Exploring The Possible Effects Of Caffeine On Your Smile

Any choice that might affect your smile health is one that you should take seriously. Your smile may be more vulnerable to tooth decay than you realize. Even if you have had few (or no) problems with cavities in the past, changes in the condition of your enamel and your health may make preventive dental… Read more »

Is Stress Causing You To Grind Your Teeth At Night?

Stress is not the only reason a person may pick up a teeth grinding habit during the night. Existing troubles with the alignment or movement of your jaw can also affect your risk for developing this problem, known as bruxism. With that said, if you are having problems managing stress you may find that you… Read more »

Can Oral Hygiene Help You Maintain Your Overall Health?

Have you been underestimating the importance of a good oral care routine? You may be well aware that good habits protect you against tartar buildup, or the formation of cavities. You can also understand the value of brushing and flossing in order to protect yourself against periodontal problems. However, you may not have considered the… Read more »

Tobacco Can Have Several Negative Effects On Your Smile

Tobacco users should be aware that their habit can make them vulnerable to a range of health issues. Several of the problems that smoking and smokeless tobacco can cause are actually related to your dental health. When it comes to your smile’s appearance, you can be more prone to teeth stains if you use tobacco… Read more »